Gates Police Department
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Community Services: The Gates Police department’s philosophy is one that promotes a partnership between the citizens of the Town of Gates and their Police Officers. It is based on the premise that both the community and its police must work together to identify and solve the problems that impact our neighborhoods. It is through this alliance that we can work more effectively to reduce crime, strengthen our neighborhoods and improve the overall quality of life in our Town. If you would like to know more about community policing or other crime prevention programs (Neighborhood Watch, Personal Safety, Identity Theft) you can contact Community Services by calling (585) 247-2262 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Victim’s Assistance: The services that Ellen provides to crime victims and their families include advocacy, case status, crisis support, outreach through home or hospital visits, information and referrals to legal, financial, and counseling services. Ellen will also provide support and guidance throughout the criminal justice process If you qualify, Ellen will also assist in filing for Crime Victim Compensation through the NYS Crime Victims Board (CVB). If you are an innocent victim of a crime, you may contact Ellen at her office at 585-429-8274, Monday – Friday 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
Youth Services: Don Scheg has been our Gates Police Youth counselor for over 25 years. By working closely with law enforcement, schools and court officials, Don sees that youth and their families are provided with alternatives to entry into the formal criminal justice system. As a youth counselor, Don strives to help kids understand that they are responsible for their actions. “How they deal with the challenges they face will to a great extent determine the quality of their lives”. Counselor Scheg can be reached by calling (585) 429-8270.